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With severe storms threatening to roll into the area Wednesday, weather forecasters are playing key roles at area utility companies.
Baltimore Gas and Electric's request for a rate hike would add 4 percent to electric bills and 4 percent to natural gas bills.
Dominion Virginia Power says it is providing $2 million to help customers keep their homes warm this winter.
Almost two months after the derecho ripped through the region leaving more than one million customers without power, an investigation by regulators into how utilities handled the storm is moving into a new phase.
After every major power outage, there's a call to bury electric lines. The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows which utility customers favor that move the most.
About 11,400 Virginia homes and businesses remain without power as a result of the June 29 storm that knocked over trees and snapped utility lines.